Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Rapid City, SD MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Rapid City, SD MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in South Dakota. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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SOC Major Groups in the Rapid City, SD MSA:

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All Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 50,220 $10.59 $13.09 $27,220 1.6 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 1,650 $30.73 $34.35 $71,450 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 90 $67.75 $70.80 $147,270 7.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 500 $35.46 $39.75 $82,680 2.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 50 $31.23 $39.51 $82,180 8.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 40 $25.99 $26.13 $54,340 1.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 150 $33.65 $36.49 $75,890 4.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 50 $27.02 $28.54 $59,370 2.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 30 $29.29 $29.99 $62,380 1.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 60 $30.40 $29.82 $62,020 2.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $37.31 $37.91 $78,850 3.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 110 $18.24 $19.50 $40,560 3.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 70 $32.20 $33.11 $68,870 4.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 90 $11.79 $13.51 $28,100 6.6 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,410 $17.96 $19.47 $40,500 1.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $16.26 $16.69 $34,710 2.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 60 $17.68 $18.25 $37,960 2.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 100 $19.64 $22.69 $47,190 4.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 90 $15.99 $16.77 $34,870 2.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 110 $18.17 $19.15 $39,840 4.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $14.82 $15.91 $33,090 3.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 $17.00 $16.81 $34,970 1.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 80 $24.24 $26.37 $54,860 8.8 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $12.21 $12.63 $26,270 6.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 320 $18.06 $19.69 $40,960 2.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 110 $15.67 $16.85 $35,050 2.9 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 370 $20.12 $21.20 $44,100 1.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 50 $21.02 $21.60 $44,930 4.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 40 $24.33 $26.00 $54,090 4.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 100 $14.40 $14.52 $30,200 1.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 60 $26.50 $26.80 $55,740 2.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 $21.30 $21.83 $45,410 2.4 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 580 $18.95 $20.60 $42,850 3.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 80 $26.49 $27.28 $56,740 3.7 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 70 $24.63 $26.66 $55,450 5.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 $14.05 $13.24 $27,540 3.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 50 $17.88 $17.40 $36,190 2.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 60 $15.01 $14.49 $30,140 1.9 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 380 $17.65 $18.90 $39,320 1.9 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 40 $11.95 $12.66 $26,320 2.6 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 540 $14.10 $14.88 $30,960 3.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 $16.48 $17.17 $35,710 7.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 60 $17.80 $17.63 $36,670 5.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 50 $13.20 $13.69 $28,480 4.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 150 $14.09 $14.59 $30,350 3.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 90 $9.01 $9.56 $19,880 5.2 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 280 $19.61 $23.58 $49,040 6.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 150 $24.27 $29.86 $62,100 9.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 60 $12.00 $12.39 $25,780 9.3 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $47,490 6.2 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 80 $16.23 $16.51 $34,350 4.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 130 $11.47 $11.42 $23,760 3.7 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 30 (4) (4) $32,940 2.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 40 $17.19 $17.94 $37,310 3.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 50 $11.21 $11.08 $23,050 4.2 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 700 $12.11 $12.85 $26,730 2.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 40 $12.10 $13.35 $27,770 8.9 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $9.53 $9.51 $19,790 3.0 %
27-3010 Announcers 70 $12.05 $12.45 $25,900 6.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 110 $15.35 $16.08 $33,440 4.0 %
27-3041 Editors 70 $14.48 $15.07 $31,350 2.8 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $9.37 $10.46 $21,760 8.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $8.62 $10.25 $21,320 8.4 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 40 $8.49 $8.91 $18,530 4.3 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3,070 $18.57 $22.00 $45,760 3.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 100 $37.00 $34.83 $72,450 2.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 30 (5) $79.12 $164,570 9.5 %
29-1063 Internists, General 40 (5) $76.38 $158,860 8.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 60 $32.00 $31.68 $65,890 3.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $21.69 $22.72 $47,250 3.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 30 $19.66 $19.70 $40,980 1.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 110 $16.95 $17.22 $35,810 2.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 $13.67 $14.17 $29,480 4.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (6) $24.22 $23.35 $48,560 6.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 100 $17.11 $17.73 $36,870 2.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 100 $10.27 $10.53 $21,910 1.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 80 $14.43 $14.84 $30,880 6.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 290 $12.51 $12.59 $26,190 2.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 $10.37 $11.52 $23,960 4.8 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 90 $9.81 $10.20 $21,210 3.8 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,270 $9.95 $10.07 $20,940 1.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 560 $9.10 $9.08 $18,890 2.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 130 $11.55 $11.46 $23,840 4.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 250 $10.23 $10.39 $21,600 1.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 120 $12.23 $11.94 $24,840 1.5 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 830 $14.43 $14.74 $30,660 4.8 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $21.44 $23.21 $48,270 2.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 180 $16.95 $17.19 $35,750 2.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 200 $8.39 $8.77 $18,240 3.2 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5,360 $6.96 $7.34 $15,270 1.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (6) $11.04 $11.41 $23,730 5.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 310 $11.44 $11.62 $24,180 2.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 350 $6.73 $6.72 $13,970 2.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 160 $9.14 $9.22 $19,180 2.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 410 $8.38 $8.46 $17,590 3.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 110 $7.57 $7.54 $15,680 3.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 380 $7.65 $7.60 $15,800 1.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 290 $7.31 $7.32 $15,230 4.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 810 $6.56 $6.48 $13,480 2.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 320 $7.00 $7.01 $14,570 2.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,150 $6.64 $6.89 $14,340 2.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 490 $6.45 $6.32 $13,150 2.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 380 $6.51 $6.45 $13,420 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 140 $7.67 $7.47 $15,530 2.9 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,280 $8.30 $8.63 $17,940 2.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 90 $12.57 $12.71 $26,440 2.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,110 $8.31 $8.56 $17,810 2.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 790 $7.72 $7.78 $16,190 4.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 210 $8.62 $8.88 $18,480 2.5 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 30 $10.89 $11.47 $23,860 10.4 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,470 $7.88 $8.18 $17,010 1.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $12.98 $13.47 $28,010 2.2 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 30 $6.28 $6.47 $13,450 3.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 180 $6.44 $6.43 $13,380 2.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 180 $10.46 $10.61 $22,070 2.2 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 40 $7.79 $7.81 $16,240 4.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 380 $7.24 $7.31 $15,210 2.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 220 $8.28 $8.39 $17,440 2.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 70 $7.52 $7.65 $15,900 2.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 50 $9.70 $10.04 $20,880 4.2 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 90 $8.28 $8.49 $17,670 5.9 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 6,340 $8.67 $11.31 $23,520 2.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 590 $14.80 $16.76 $34,860 2.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 130 $21.75 $25.28 $52,590 4.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,640 $7.00 $7.05 $14,670 1.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 200 $7.34 $7.65 $15,920 2.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 280 $11.61 $11.92 $24,790 4.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,440 $8.18 $9.17 $19,070 2.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 110 $13.89 $15.27 $31,750 2.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 120 $13.56 $18.89 $39,290 19.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 40 $52.51 $60.47 $125,770 9.5 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $9.30 $9.56 $19,890 2.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 80 $21.35 $21.70 $45,140 6.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 500 $16.38 $18.01 $37,460 3.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 80 $10.80 $11.60 $24,140 2.3 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9,510 $10.08 $10.67 $22,190 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 620 $16.15 $16.62 $34,570 1.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $9.28 $9.39 $19,540 3.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 210 $9.77 $9.85 $20,480 1.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,160 $10.42 $10.42 $21,670 1.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 $11.37 $11.25 $23,400 3.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $10.51 $11.97 $24,890 6.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 180 $8.69 $8.94 $18,590 1.8 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 40 $10.61 $10.55 $21,940 1.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,250 $10.19 $10.33 $21,480 1.5 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 40 $13.76 $13.56 $28,200 2.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 50 $9.33 $9.40 $19,550 1.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 310 $8.09 $8.01 $16,660 3.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 90 $10.71 $10.82 $22,500 2.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $12.09 $12.30 $25,580 3.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 530 $8.57 $8.63 $17,950 1.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 $9.85 $10.97 $22,820 5.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 60 $12.16 $12.31 $25,600 2.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 160 $9.44 $10.05 $20,900 2.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 640 $8.18 $8.63 $17,960 1.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 340 $12.74 $12.91 $26,840 1.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 80 $12.97 $12.67 $26,350 3.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 120 $10.79 $10.84 $22,540 2.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 710 $9.83 $10.11 $21,030 1.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 70 $8.47 $8.49 $17,660 3.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 220 $10.37 $10.27 $21,370 3.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $8.66 $9.04 $18,800 2.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 660 $8.38 $8.58 $17,840 2.3 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3,000 $12.63 $13.44 $27,960 1.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 390 $19.22 $19.08 $39,690 2.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 50 $16.93 $18.45 $38,380 8.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 430 $12.11 $12.30 $25,590 3.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 220 $13.71 $13.48 $28,040 2.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 370 $10.03 $9.99 $20,780 1.3 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 60 $13.17 $13.22 $27,500 1.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 180 $14.05 $14.33 $29,800 2.6 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 50 $13.40 $13.49 $28,060 6.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 220 $15.98 $16.16 $33,610 2.2 %
47-2121 Glaziers 40 $13.31 $13.81 $28,730 6.7 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 40 $10.01 $9.86 $20,510 2.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 50 $12.50 $12.72 $26,460 4.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 30 $11.14 $11.81 $24,570 1.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 120 $16.33 $16.69 $34,710 3.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 40 $10.77 $11.00 $22,870 4.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 40 $13.74 $13.64 $28,370 1.9 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (6) $17.57 $16.96 $35,270 6.5 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 50 $10.35 $10.19 $21,200 5.0 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 80 $9.34 $9.30 $19,340 1.5 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 80 $8.35 $8.53 $17,740 8.0 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 $9.32 $9.71 $20,200 1.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 140 $11.83 $12.25 $25,490 2.9 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2,270 $13.53 $14.82 $30,820 1.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 200 $22.67 $22.81 $47,440 2.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 80 $14.43 $14.84 $30,860 4.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 40 $16.77 $17.49 $36,390 2.7 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 30 $17.98 $17.52 $36,440 8.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 120 $12.87 $14.09 $29,310 4.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 300 $12.86 $13.62 $28,330 4.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 180 $13.45 $13.35 $27,770 4.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 110 $16.96 $16.86 $35,070 1.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $9.07 $8.83 $18,370 4.1 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 50 $18.51 $18.62 $38,730 2.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 210 $12.89 $13.84 $28,780 5.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 40 $13.87 $14.02 $29,150 1.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 310 $10.74 $11.25 $23,400 2.1 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 90 $20.23 $20.12 $41,850 2.7 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 70 $16.28 $16.89 $35,120 3.4 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 50 $12.92 $12.97 $26,980 4.5 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 50 $9.00 $8.83 $18,360 2.6 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 3,170 $9.48 $10.26 $21,350 2.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 180 $18.07 $19.00 $39,510 1.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 200 $8.48 $8.69 $18,080 1.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 90 $7.73 $7.89 $16,400 4.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 40 $11.71 $11.89 $24,720 3.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $10.04 $10.17 $21,150 1.9 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $9.08 $9.36 $19,460 4.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 40 $12.57 $13.00 $27,030 1.6 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $10.18 $10.15 $21,110 2.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 150 $10.97 $11.52 $23,960 2.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 40 $13.17 $13.47 $28,010 2.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 180 $7.84 $7.77 $16,170 2.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 30 $10.47 $10.47 $21,780 2.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 80 $11.35 $10.92 $22,720 3.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 120 $11.47 $11.35 $23,610 3.3 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 30 $8.15 $8.34 $17,360 2.7 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $11.29 $11.16 $23,210 1.8 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 50 $10.48 $10.50 $21,840 3.3 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 30 $9.10 $9.02 $18,760 2.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $9.13 $9.54 $19,840 2.0 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3,280 $10.22 $11.23 $23,360 1.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 50 $16.46 $17.82 $37,070 6.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 60 $19.78 $20.55 $42,740 4.3 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 40 $9.64 $9.56 $19,890 2.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 280 $14.92 $14.59 $30,350 6.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 710 $12.27 $12.87 $26,770 2.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 360 $9.66 $10.72 $22,310 5.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 60 $9.85 $10.61 $22,070 6.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 100 $8.15 $8.18 $17,010 2.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 150 $13.90 $13.87 $28,840 1.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 110 $10.84 $11.13 $23,160 3.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 160 $7.41 $7.33 $15,240 3.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 730 $8.29 $8.57 $17,830 2.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 190 $7.24 $7.47 $15,540 2.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 30 $10.44 $10.50 $21,850 8.3 %

About 2002 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(6) Estimates not released.



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2002 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: December 9, 2003

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